The AREA Releases Member-Exclusive ROI Calculator and Best Practice Report
Members of the AREA now have the tools and information to measure the return on their AR investments with confidence.
The AREA recently distributed the products of its second AREA-funded research project, an ROI Calculator and Best Practice Report. Conducted by Strategy Analytics under the supervision of AREA member PEREY Research & Consulting, the research examined the approaches taken by market leaders that are identifying, prioritizing, and managing costs and returns on their AR investments.
The ROI Calculator and Best Practice Report are available exclusively to AREA members, but non-members can download an abstract of the Best Practice Report and a sample ROI Case Study here.
Based on interviews conducted with AREA members and members of the Strategy Analytics Enterprise Customer panel, the research report identifies five critical best practices for companies to follow in preparing and conducting successful ROI analyses for enterprise AR projects. Companies following these practices are able to articulate and explain technology spending that will aid in decision making, and to accrue the greatest measurable benefits from their AR investment over the long term.
Along with the best practice report, the AREA has produced an Excel spreadsheet that enables companies to enter variables and calculate the ROI for their AR projects following well-established methodologies used by financial analysts.
The spreadsheet walks the user through the process: establishing the business case; assessing AR solution costs; inputting business financial metrics. The ROI Calculator produces annual AR solution costs and benefits allocations and an ROI analysis and cost/benefit overview that reveals the cumulative net benefits over several years.
“Companies that follow these practices when undertaking ROI analysis on their AR projects will be able to articulate and explain technology spending,” said Christine Perey of PEREY Research & Consulting. “This will aid their decision making and enable them to accrue the greatest measurable benefits from their AR investments over the long term.”
Download your free copies of the Best Practice Report abstract and ROI Case Study here. To obtain the full ROI Calculator and Best Practice Report – and enjoy a host of other benefits – join the AREA. Click here to learn more.